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At Home with Sophia: the perfect pulled pork sandwich

By 13 February 2016
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Sandwiches are one of my all time favourite foods, and having recently opened an espresso bar that sells gourmet sandwiches, I am constantly on the hunt for new sandwich ideas. Whe...

Pick of the Markets: Julies Juice Bar

By 13 February 2016
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In true Canberran style, I very rarely go northside if I don’t have to. As a southsider, it bothers me that even my place of work is on the northside of the lake (especially when...

Nine essential Multicultural Festival tips

By 12 February 2016
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As I write, the first of the estimated 260,000 or so people who will head to Canberra’s biggest public event this weekend are about to purchase their first world food snacks ...

A Look around Canberra: Gungahlin

By 12 February 2016 4
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This week I'm heading back up the GDE (or via Northbourne and Flemington Road, depending on which you prefer) to my first hometown in Canberra: Gungahlin. The suburb of Gungah...

Ask RiotACT: Florist for Valentine’s Day?

By 12 February 2016 3
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With Valentines Day fast approaching, florists have begun to massively inflate the prices of their products, anticipating the surge in demand on the 12th, 13th and 14th of Febr...

Garage Sales on this weekend (11-12 February 2016)

By 12 February 2016
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 15 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds webs...

ANU part of gravity wave breakthrough predicted by Einstein

By 12 February 2016
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An ANU scientist has led the Australian team within a global scientific collaboration that has proven the existence of gravitational waves, 100 years after their existence was ...

Senior ASIC executive charged with historic child sex abuse

By 11 February 2016 1
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Former ACT schoolteacher and ASIC regional commissioner for the ACT Peter Cuzner, of Kaleen, pleaded not guilty in court today to charges relating to the alleged abuse of a tee...

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Insatiable Banalities Podcast # 115 - Joe Oppenheimer

By 8 July 2009 1

Canberra’s longest running and least reliable podcast seems to have found some sort of rhythm at the edge of the catastrophe curve and returns for another week. Which means that in podcast number 115 you can take marvel and the songwriting magic of rising local star Joe Oppenheimer. (And al...

Police Wrap - 7 July

By 7 July 2009 5

[First filed: July 07, 2009 @ 10:06] 1. Nicholls Art Heist: ACT Policing is investigating the burglary of an art gallery and theft of two paintings by artist David Boyd in Nicholls. The paintings, of significant value, were stolen sometime between 8pm on Sunday (July 5) and 10.20am today (...

Redpath replacement underway

By 7 July 2009 3

The ABC is confirming, after last week's confusion, that ACT ALP Secretary Bill Redpath resigned on Saturday after just six months in the role. An ALP committee is now working on a temporary replacement while the party figures out who's going run the show. Intriguingly the ALP website still re...

St John Ambulance National Headquarters

By 7 July 2009 9

I recently noticed that St John Ambulance Australia has recently relocated its national headquarters, vacating their iconic building (and a prime piece of real estate) in Canberra Avenue in Forrest. They have moved to a suite of offices inside the Realm Hotel (!) in Barton, which seems quite a chang...

Consulting on the supermarket review

By 7 July 2009 6

The Chiefly Jon Stanhope has announced a program of public meetings to have your say on the ACT Government's review of the supermarket sector. If you want to be effective you need to send in a submission before 5pm, 24 July to supermarketreview@act.gov.au. But if you like a good chin-wag and a...

Amir Miguel Asgari and things done whilst on bail for trafficking in MDMA and

By 7 July 2009 22

Many judgments of the court are exceedingly tedious. But not [2009] ACTSC 74, which while dated 23 June has only just gone online. Amir Miguel Asgari of Kambah has plead guilty to charges including "trafficking in MDMA and possession of cocaine, MDMA, methylamphetamine, cannabis and cannabis resi...

Woollies Dickson - where's the consultation, Gubmint?

By 7 July 2009 61

Woollies Dickson has put a couple of big green dongers exactly where the 16 or so most convenient car parking spaces are (were) - right out the front - and appear to be using them as additional storage. Did the ACT Government consult with the public, as to whether/where they should be placed? If ...

Administrator Appointed for Aussie Junk

By 7 July 2009 41

I see that Aussie Junk has appointed a Queensland receiver to manage its affairs (Canberra Times, p3, Receivers appointed to oversee recyclers) - looks like the tax department hadn't been fixed up at all - surprise, surprise.  I note that a creditor's meeting is also being held in Queensland to...

Images of Canberra - Frozen Fog!

By 7 July 2009 11

[First filed: July 06, 2009 @ 10:24] Holden Caulfield has sent in these pictures from his scenic trip to work this morning. In Autumn we get leaves, in winter we get fogs... Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com (Slideshow below...

BRIDIES TAE MAKE YER AULD MAM HAPPY

By 7 July 2009 12

Since moving to Canberra I have visited and phoned many delicatessans in an attempt to find Scottish small goods for my elderly Scots parents (I even phoned the Burns Club, they weren't really sure what I was talking about).  So after finding a deli who could help me out, thought I would...

Gershon programme on track?

By 7 July 2009 32

The Australian reports that Government plans to bypass the Canberra IT industry and consolidate on less expensive models are well underway. "We've moved from 42 separate enterprise agreements on the core desktop parts of our Microsoft spend to having some 88 agencies under one agreement," he said...

Local boys launch NGO - come and celebrate!

By 7 July 2009

The BIG (STAR) BANGS invite you to a fantastic evening of great company, extraordinary cocktails, funky and smooth music spun by our in-house, live DJs, in order to celebrate the official launch of the BIG BANG BALLERS. The BIG BANGS is an international NGO, using the game of basketball to ta...

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